Newcomers to Canada

Resettlement Assistance Program – This program helps refugees and protected persons resettle in Canada by providing financial assistance for up to one year. Call 1-888-242-2100 or go to Canada Financial Assistance - Refugees.

Some newcomers may also qualify for some assistance through Manitoba’s Employment and Income Assistance program (EIA).

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) This organization operates a transitional housing complex for newcomer families for up to three years after their arrival, as well as a Community Resource program connecting community members with employment, education and health resources. IRCOM also operates an asset building program and a newcomer literacy initiative. For more information, contact 204-943-8765 or email

For more information about programs and resources for tenants go to: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba.


Immigrant Centre of Manitoba – The Centre provides settlement supports to help newcomers become familiar with Canada, as well as help with filling out immigration forms, access to a language bank, employment services, workplace entry programs, cooking and nutrition classes, computer training and a lending library. Go to Immigrant Centre of Manitoba or contact 204-943-9158.

Manitoba Start – This information and referral service is for newcomers to Manitoba setting up permanent residence in Winnipeg, and provides access to employment programs that best meet the needs of each newcomer. Contact Manitoba Start at 204-944-8833 or go to Manitoba Start.




Booklet (2017)

Project summary